Founding member, Calvert Eats Local
A citizen organization dedicated to the support of sustainable agriculture and community in Southern Maryland, Calvert Eats Local meets the third Monday of the month, at 7, Prince Frederick Library. The organic food movement is a fine step, but we need to move beyond it. The food we buy in the supermarket (including much of the organic stuff) travels an average of 1500 miles, and is therefore heavily dependent on our unsustainable, petroleum-based transportation system. The group concentrates on creating a community that educates and enlightens members on ways to find, grow, prepare, and serve food and drink that is truly local and truly sustainable.
Board member, Calvert Farmland Trust
Working in partnership with the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, the Calvert Soil Conservation District and other regional entities, the Calvert County Agriculture Commission and the Calvert County Department of Economic Development provides assistance in promoting products and expanding agricultural opportunities throughout the county. Seminars in agriculture-related topics are routinely scheduled to assist farmers in growing their businesses.
Board member, Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust
CPNHT is a non-profit Trust located in Calvert County. Their mission is to preserve and protect ecologically sensitive sites in Southern Maryland through land conservation, acquisition, scientific research, and environmental education. Founded in 1994, the Trust is comprised of three member groups, Sierra Club, Maryland Conservation Council, and the owner of Dominion Cove Point LNG.